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    February 18, 2013
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a man on the run from san jose police overnight is killed when he crashes into a ravine. we'll tell you what police say he did to trigger this pursuit. a tragedy in country music. the death of a troubled star. >> reporter: hundreds of street lights that have been dark for years will soon be turned back in. we're live in san jose. we'll explain why. new details coming out about the olympic track star charged with murder. it involves deadly gunfire and a bathroom door. "mornings on 2" begins right now.
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well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's monday, february 18th, presidents' day. we begin with developing news. a deadly chase in san jose. police say one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to escape from police. ktvu's alex savidge is in south san jose with new video of the crash scene. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, good morning. police say this all started when the driver of that stolen suv tried to run over a police officer overnight. now, the investigation into the crash is all wrapped up here. this is blossom hill road where we are. a short distance up the road, near 101, is where this pursuit overnight came to a deadly end. we'll tell you what things looked like a short time ago as the tow truck pulled this suv, this smashed suv out of the ravine, where it crashed. the 20-year-old driver was killed after he was thrown out of the suv in the accident. there were also two teenaged girls in the car.
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neither of them were seriously hurt. the pursuit began about 11:00 last night. it was near capital expressway and towers lane. a lieutenant says the driver of the suv tried to hit a san jose police officer involved in an unrelated traffic stop on the side of the road. the suv came speeding to the officer with the lights out. >> as he came closer, he flashed his light on and knew that he was intentionally drying the vehicle towards him. he jumped up on the hood to avoid being hit. the suspect continued on capital expressway. >> reporter: that lieutenant says it's unclear why that driver apparently was targeting the officer in the first place with his suv. investigators will run toxicology tests. his name is not being released. the two passengers in the suv
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were 16 and 17-year-old girls. police say one of those girls had been reported as a runaway, reported missing by her parents. live this morning in san jose, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 7:02. the monterey sheriff's department is looking for a castroville man and a missing 10-month-old boy. investigators say they were call to a home in castro ville on reported child abuse. jesus espinoza, the suspect, was not there. the baby was missing. there are report esmay be headed to mexico -- reports he may be headed to mexico. street lights that have been turned off have been turned back on. janine de la vega is live to talk about why the street lights were turned off for years. >> reporter: all of the lights are off right now, dave, because it's light out.
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but earlier this morning when it was dark, we counted here on bascom avenue that nine street lights were out. some could have been turned off but some were turned off purposely. that will strange soon. back in 2008 and 2009, the city of san jose decided to turn off 900 street lights throughout the day. there were some on roads and also in residential neighborhoods. the decision was made because of the budget. the city just reviewed their budget report and in that, it was decided that turning the lights on should be a priority. $44,000 has been set aside for the equipment and the maintenance of the lights. some residents had no idea the streets were darked on purpose. they reacted to the news this morning. >> they put the money to light up everything, it's good. it's good for people's safety. >> reporter: starting in march, approximately 225 street lights
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will be turned on each month which should improve public safety as well as the appearance of the roads. it's unknown which streets will city wants residents to be patient. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," hear from a woman who said she was forced to be in the dark early in the morning while she waited to get to work. we'll explain -- coming up. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:05. oakland police investigating two weekend homicides. police say a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death following an argument on saturday. it happened at an apartment on east 11th street. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. now, in a separate incident another man was shot and killed on 8th street in west oakland. that happened about 5:00 on saturday night. no word of motive. no arrests have been made. sacramento county sheriff's deputies say a robbery attempt that ended with a robber being shot could turn out to be a
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case of justifiable homicide. a worker at the store on folsom road said the robber walked in and he could see the man had a gun. the suspect walked toward the back office of the store where a second worker was. that worker shot and killed the robber. investigators say both workers were cooperative when they were questioned. >> he may have been looking for cash. he may may have been looking for phones, electronic equipment, rather. he clearly chose the wrong business to target for a robbery. >> no one else was in the store at the time. deputies are trying to find out if there's a surveillance video of what happened. that very same store was robbed last october. investigators say that may be why the store employees were armed. 7:06. new this morning, caltrans is preparing to spend $9 million to encourage people to ride trains. that's according to the san francisco "chronicle." the paper says caltrans will spend money on a three-year ad
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on the capital corridor that runs between san jose and auburn in placer county. 7:0. let's go baing to sal. you are still watching the toll plaza. >> we are watching the toll plaza. we also had a report of a car fire nearby on 980 at 24. we didn't find it. it probably was there and it's not causing any slow traffic. let's go to the toll plaza and look at the traffic here. even when things happen on a day like today, most likely it's not gonna cause a big traffic jam. what i do have to warn you about, keep your speeds down. i know the roads are open. but the police and chp are not taking the day off. you don't want a ticket. keep it safe and slow. this is 880 northbound. the traffic is moving along pretty well. the morning commute is fine on. nimitz freeway between hayward and fremont. that trip usually takes 15 minutes it's taking about the normal amount of time. let's go to steve. thank you, sal.
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a cooler pattern starts today. nice, nice sunday. but already the low clouds being pushed in by a system. it has more cold air. i think .25 to .50 will probably cover this. system is coming right out of the gulf of alaska. there's not much behind it. it may be one of those one and donees again there's a come -- done -- dones again. there's much, much colder air coming in here tomorrow. .25 to .50. some locations .10. 54 in san francisco. santa cruz which was 74 on saturday, 64 on sunday will be 56 today. already a lot of low clouds up and down the coast all the way down to southern california which is really socked in.
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there's our system. there's not a lot to it. but the cold air means a change in the weather pattern in a big way. starts today, a little cooler and much colder, tuesday into wednesday and a slow recovery. low clouds fog, sun. temperatures will be cooler today. already some 50s here on the high side or very low 60s. i think it will take a while to recover back in the 60s. tuesday and wednesday will be very cold. some low 50s. a cold rain, possibility of thundershowers on tuesday. really cold lows into wednesday and thursday. and then partly cloudy, opinion, a cool, breezy pattern into the weekend. the crew of a golden gate ferry that crashed into another vote saturday afternoon. they've been placed on leave. the ferry collided with a 22- foot motorboat as it left sausalito injuring at least two people. it's not clear which boat they were on. the ferry group will undergo drug testing as that investigation goes on. 7:09. we are are getting more information about the fire on
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the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester.
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coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the new total for the damage costs. thanks but no thanks. why the 49ers' quarterbacks keeps turning down public appearances and what he would rather do instead. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos.
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barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ it will be cooler today. cold front on the way for tomorrow. i mine, it will get much, much colder on tuesday. more on that coming up in about five minutes. 7:13. firefighters are still working to contain a large fire burning at a metal recycling center in tampa, florida. they are using both water and
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foam to try and control the flames. within the past 30 minutes we learned that two diesel tanks are filled with not ammonia but calcium nitrate. they say that chemical is less reactive but still dangerous. a state lawmaker says the state may be pushing too hard to recover money from feel who start wildfires. the sacramento "bee" reports for the past eight years, california has aggressively pursued individuals and businesses who start fires. that money is used to cover the costs of fighting the fires. now the governor wants to double the staff to cover this program. governor brown anegotiating skills could be testing -- brown's negotiating skills could be tested this summer with some public unions who backed his tax increase last year. several experts say that could
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be difficult because california's revenue is increasing but it's still fragile and too early to lock in long-term expenses like worker raises. millions of federal civilian workers fear job cuts and layoffs while congress tangs a break from work this week. as kyla campbell reports -- takes a break from this work -- takes a break from work this week. as kyla campbell reports, time is running out to avoid the sequestration. >> reporter: workers around the country are waiting to see how these automatic spending cuts will affect them come march 1st. 170,000 of them are in california. all of those workers could face job cuts but furloughs are more likely if federal employees are forced to take the time off, the governor would have -- government would have to give them 30 days. they will have to wait to see if the lawmakers in washington come up with a sequestration
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plan. congress is on break until next monday. republicans took a shot at democrats saying the republican- controlled house already took votes and blame democrats in the senate and president obama. >> what the president failed to mention was the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt- limit negotiations in 2011. >> reporter: meanwhile, democrats say republicans want too many spending cuts in their long-term budget plan. no matter who is to blame, the department of homeland security says they could be in trouble. we could see problems with border patrol and security for starters. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:16. california senator dianne feinstein trying to win support for her assault weapons band by circulating a list of guns that would be exempt. senator feinstein says the purpose of the exempted guns list is to make clear that this
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would not affect hunting and sporting weapons. her bill would ban 167 specific firearms designed for military and law enforcement use. it would also ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. a family in illinois is in shock. their teenagedder -- daughter was -- teenaged daughter was gunned down following a rally held for president obama. she was shot to death hours after her younger sister attended the speech on friday. during an emotional interview, her mother broke down in tears. >> every think about the way my child died, it's hard to -- she didn't deserve this. she did not deserve this. >> police say the teenager was visiting family in north chicago when she was shot and killed in an alley. a memorial has been set up in the spot where she was killed. 7:17.
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scientists are examining meet other rights from last -- meet other rights from last -- meteorites in russia. they found 53 tiny fragments at an icy lake. one politician said a u.s. weapon caused the fireball but russia's space agency maintains it was a meteor. the sonic bomb caused $33 million in can damage and injured 1200 people. europe's horse meet scandal is prompting calls to recall food testing. the environment secretary says there's too much emphasis on paperwork. officials were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human train. it's been found in burgers, lasagna and also school lunches. mike montgomery not
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offering apologies for a controversial moment last night on the court. he appeared to push allen crab during a time-out in the game. he felt there was not giving it his all on the court. it's hard to say how much that heated exchange affected the game. the bears won, 76-58. the 49ers' young superstar quarterback is doing his best to stay out of the spotlight. colin kaepernick received an inviation to the grammy awards and he's been asked to be a special correspondent at the oscars this weekend. the talk show hosts all of them, want him as a guest. the response is, i would rather hit the gym. google is looking at a controversial way to put illegal download site the out of business. they are talking to master
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card, pay pal and visa about this. now executives want to shut down sites dedicated to offering those materials instead of having to change its own search results. a tax watch-dog group says facebook earned moor than a billion dollars in pretax profits last year. but the citizens for tax justice says the social network will not pay any taxes on that. that's because of a multibillion-dollar tax deduction. the group says facebook may get a $429 million refund. i'm sure they will like that. >> that's huge. >> yeah. 7:20. i hope you like the weather this weekend. yesterday was nice. but the changes are on the way. look outside our window there. meteorologist steve paulson tracking rain and snowshowers headed our way.
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also an incredible discovery in the laundry room in southern california. that was tied to a world war ii hero. good morning. southbound interstate 680 looks pretty good heading to the south bay. we'll tell you more about this monday commute.
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a southern california woman says she never knew her father who died a hero during world war ii. but she's now the proud owner of his long-lost medals, including a silver star and a purple heart. that's all because of a west hollywood apartment manager who was the landlord of the woman's mother during the 1960s. he made an incredible discovery while cleaning out some lockers in the apartment's laundry room. >> the fifth one i opened had medals and staring me in the face was a purple heart. >> today it means today we're honoring his memory. [ applause ] >> her dad died before she was born. the apartment manager found her
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by contacting purple hearts reunited, a nonprofit organization that returns lost or stolen medals to family members. >> incredible story. >> yeah, it is. let's check in with sal. it's a holiday which means it's light. >> yeah, it is. it's nice. if you do have to go to work at the very least, you can stick around with us for a little longer because it won't take as long to drive. the bay bridge is nice. you can see how nice that is. the metering lights are not on. traffic getting into san francisco is the same. northbound 101 looks good approaching the 80 split. no problems there. we've been looking at some of the busiest commutes where there's normally busy traffic, northbound 880 on the crash, there's a minor crash. but not causing any delays the. let's go -- any delays. let's go to steve.
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>> thank you, sal. partly sunny, partly cloudy. our system is coming down from the gulf of alaska. temperatures will drop. san francisco's forecast, in the 50s. it was 58 yesterday. but it will be 54 today. i think by this evening, it will be mostly cloudy. temperatures starting off in the upert 40s. wily not going that -- really not going that far. hayward, oakland, 49. 30s. i think it's warmer. 35 in livermore. santa rosa at 39. a lot of that cold air will get trapped. our system doesn't have a lot of rain with it. that will be here tomorrow afternoon and evening. 50s on the temperatures, very, very low 60s. i think we can put the cap on the 60s until the end of the week. cold rain. little system could clip the coast on thursday of the that -- on thursday. that will be about it. and then cool and breezy until we go into the weekend. country music fans are mourning the loss of mindy
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mccready. what may have happened in the past that may have contributed to her taking her own life. >> reporter: and we're live at an apartment fire that just continues to grow. we'll tell you why they are asking for the public's help. >> reporter: and why gas prices are on the rise -- when "mornings on 2" continues. [ crickets chirping ]
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♪ country singer mindy mccready is known for her hit "guys do it all the time" and "10,000 angels." she died in her arkansas home yesterday. authorities say the 37-year-old singer shot herself and her dog on the porch of her home. her boyfriend committed suicide on that same spot one month ago. mccready struggled for years with alcohol and drugs after becoming a star at 18. she recently checked into court- ordered rehab and had given up her two young sons to foster care. the family of a young girl who died in an apartment fire is asking for help with funeral expenses. it happened early saturday morning at the family's home on mariner drive on treasure island. brian flores is live with more reaction from the young
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victim's mother. >> reporter: no question a tragedy. the 10-year-old would have been spending time with her family this morning on this presidents' day holiday. instead, the family is planning a funeral. behind me is the apartment complex off treasure island. family members and investigators are left searching for answers as to how this happened. the 10-year-old died while trying to escape a burning apartment complex that caught up in fire. five members of the fire escaped. they could not reach the girl because the second floor collapsed. the memorial grows and the family is just left distraught. >> i got the kids out. didn't know she was the only one still upstairs. now as a parent, i feel bad that i wasn't able to go back in there and get her because they wouldn't let me back in. >> how about we not think about
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what happened and blame anybody? how about we be grateful and thankful. >> reporter: a lot of people in this community on treasure island coming together for the family and leaving teddy bears and candles. her teachers came to the vigil. they say she was a bright teacher. her family says is she's left ten siblings behind and there's financial distress trying to plan her funeral. they will set up a fund to help with this. as soon as we have more on that and the investigation on the fire, we'll pass it along. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. hundreds of people expected to attend tomorrow night's candlelight vigil in san bernardino county for jeremiah mckay. he was a 35-year-old sheriff's deputy, a father of two. he was killed last week while pursuing christopher cover, the
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former l.a.p.d. police officer suspected of killing four people. the resort owners up there are ready to put dorner's gruesome death in a mountain cabin behind them now. they want everybody to know big bear mountain is back open for business. a large number of skiers and snowboarders are there for the presidents' day weekend. a crash in oakland involving a sheriff's deputy left a pile of wrecked cars. the alameda county sheriff's office says a deputy and sergeant were pursuing a car that failed to stop for them about 9:30 last night. a witness says the sheriff's suv crashed after swerving to avoid him at 35th avenue near deering street. >> as he hydroplaned, he couldn't maneuver to avoid the car. >> witnesses said the sheriff's suv clipped that car and hit a parked suv and pushed it on top of another car. the driver in the suspect's car
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was arrested on the scene. the deputy and the sergeant were taken to the hospital but neither appeared to suffer seer yours injuries. 7:32. uc santa cruz police are looking for a man accused of assaulting and raping a woman on campus. this happened yesterday afternoon. he is described as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40. he has green eyes and dark hair with a mustache and goatee. police say he has a tattoo on his upper right shoulder and smells like cigarettes. anyone with information should call police. the suspected killer of a sue sign city -- suisun city teenager is scheduled for court. anthony lamarr jones is charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of janelle conway allen. she was found earlier this month. jones is scheduled to appear in court this thursday. if found guilty, prosecutors say he could be eligible for the death penalty. he's being held without pail. morgan hill police are
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looking for two men who they say robbed a 7/11. it happened after 2:00 a.m. last wednesday morning at the store on main avenue. police say two men, one armed with a semi-automatic gun, the other with a metal bat stole money and lottery tickets before running away. both were wearing dark clothes, gloves and ski masks. no one was injured during the alleged robbery. new information about the deadly valentine's day shooting at the home of oscar pistorius. cnn is reporting that his girlfriend, model reeva steevkamp, was shot four times through a bathroom door. pistorius reportedly picked her up and carried her downstairs while she was alive. there are also reports that banned steroids were found inside the home. s&p's agent says he's -- oscar pistorius's agent says he's canceled all appearances. >> it's a tragedy of events
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that's unfolded. we can only give oscar our support. >> the meantime, private funeral services for reeva steevkamp will be held tomorrow in her hometown. family members say her body was returned to port elizabeth yesterday. coming up at 8:30, we'll bring you a live report from south africa for the very latest on the investigation. 7:35. city college of san francisco has less than one month to submit its plan for making financial reforms. one higher education group says the state's rules could be hammering efforts to meet the march 15th deadline. the group points to a he roo choirment giving city colleges academic power to make decisions alongside administrators. some say they should serve to avoid a conflict.
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we're seeing record high prices for gas. they could climb higher later this month. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in emeryville to tell us the reason why. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, you may want to brace yourself for what i'm about to tell you. experts say that nationwide, the price of gas could jump up to more than $4 a gallon by the end of this month. that means that here in california, we could be looking at 4.50 a gallon. it's already high. if you take a look at this sign, $4.15 at this gas station in emeryville. experts say the higher prices at the pump are a free reflection of everything from rising crude oil prices to production cuts and refinery -- refinery closings. average prices have risen 9 cents a gallon. drivers say it's taking a toll. >> i'm gonna take b.a.r.t. every day. [laughter] >> reporter: it kind of hurts, doesn't it? >> it does. it does. it takes away from other things you could be spending money on.
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>> soon it will be 5, 6 and then 7, right? when is it gonna stop? >> reporter: the national average for a gallon of gas stands at $30.73. san francisco checks in at -- $3.73. san francisco checks in at 4.13. san jose, 4.08. california has higher prices in general because we use a different kind of gas that burns cleaner. congress is being urged to pass a gas tax to pay for the $50 billion proposal by the president for this. we're live in emeryville, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:37. let's check in with sal. light so far. >> it is light. you know, about the -- the good thing about it being light, you won't be wasting a lot of gas idling in traffic. let's take a look at some of these roads for you. you will see that highway 80
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westbound looks pretty good getting out to the macarthur maze with no major problems. it's a very nice drive. no problems on the bay bridge. if you are looking at interstate 880, it's a very nice drive. northbound and southbound near the coliseum. perhaps you are frying to catch a flight at oakland international airport. you won't have trouble driving there. around the commute on the senate and -- on the san mateo and bum barren to tige -- dumbarton bridge. the drive has been 17 from grantline to 680 which is great. 7:38. let's go to steve. [laughter] >> it's great. >> i'm not used to saying that. >> it's rare to hear you say that. we have a lot of low clouds in place. it will be cooler and colder tomorrow. i mean colder. just get ready. we're tease -- we were teased with all of that warm weather. another system is coming in. there doesn't look like there's much from this system. this is more of a colder system
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than a rainy system. headlines will focus on what looks to be a cool week. cloudy and cole. coldest air comes in between noon and 6:00. we still haveaways to go. if we get anything more than .25, .50, i will be surprised. the system is beginning to inch closer. ia advance of that pushing in the clouds. but the source of the cold air, gulf of alaska is definitely on its way as the low drops right over us. that may trigger thunderstorm activity. even though snow levels if we can get enough moisture to hold on until tomorrow evening. .25 to .50, tomorrow, not today. there will be some snow in the sierra. we could use a lot more. the main emphasis will be cooler today and colder tomorrow. 57 santa rosa, 54 san jose. temperatures have slid right back down. to the north, clouds are slowly beginning to increase.
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the north bay will be mostly cloudy. a nice sunday gives way to a colder monday and a colder tuesday and wednesday. i think wednesday morning will be the coldest. each day the high temperatures will recover. this will be a pretty cool week. low clouds, cold, sun. higher clouds. 50s for many today. very low 60s. extended outlook which always has your weekend in view shows we'll get a little bit of rain here tomorrow. not a lot. in the cold -- and then the cold and breezy pattern. another system may clip the coast on thursday. that's one of those ones that could surprise you. partly sunny, partly cloudy, cool and breezy. 20 minutes before 8:00. hundreds of people headed up to the mountains for what's traditionally the last weekend for ski resorts. >> it's wonderful, nice and sunny. it's beautiful. >> one resort operator said there were as busy as the day after christmas which is typically the busiest season. some skiers say the quality of
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the snow is superb and others say it's slush -- slushy and snow. light snow could start falling tonight. despite losing in 2002, two bay area activists vow to continue on about how animals are treated. they sued ringling bros. circus. the activists lost last week. is he up for the job? what senator mccain is saying about the chances of chuck hagel becoming the next secretary of defense. and the big efforts the president did to prepare for his golf outing with tiger woods on this presidents' day weekend.
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microsoft is taking action that's heating up one of the biggest rivalries in the tech industry. it launched a campaign, including tv commercials that attacks how it says google minds g mail for information about users. google says it has software that automatically delivers ads that might be of interest to the users. but industry experts say that's been an accepted practice for years. and google may be following in google and microsoft's footsteps by opening a retail store. they have popup stores already. but the idea to launch stand alone stores came up as google prepares to launch high-tech glasses and other product us.
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stores could open later this year. and earlier this month, best buy will launch a price matching guarantee. beginning march 3rd, the store chain will match prices at all local retailers and almost 20 online competitors. best buy says it wants to stop the practice called showrooming where customers find a product they liked in the store, then buy it for a cheaper price online. best buy has struggled to compete with amazon and other online retailers. 7:45. a giant product is about to be unveiled in san francisco. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom with what we know about the big announcement. pam? >> we know that san francisco mayor ed lee has announced a press conference for tomorrow morning. the focus is on the mission rock project. the project is along the where thefront in china basin park. it's right next to at&t park. it will take up pier 48 and parking lot a. the plan is almost complete on the land owned by the giants.
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the idea, turn the parking lot and that desolate area into housing for 2,000 people for residents and to be -- and jobs for 7,000 for jobs. the port commission still has to approve the project. but this is a sketch of the chronicle about how the urban village will look. there are also reports in the chronickicle that the -- chronicle that the commission is close to signing off the deal. the giants also says this will be good reeve knew for the team to help pay for rising stars. and there are still environmental impact hurdles to cross. the finish site, still likely seven more years away. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. the bay area market for townhouses and condos is womaning -- booming. realtors say buyers are
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fighting for a limited amount of new and previously-owned condos. investors have snapped up a lot of them -- and are renting them out. median prices jumped 35% from the same year as before. the time the unit stays on the market has -- it's down from a month -- it's a month down from three months. hugo chavez has returns home. it comes after two months after medical treatment in cuba following surgery for cancer. he made the announcement on the twitter page and said he's home and will continue treatment. arizona senator john mccain says he believes former senator chuck hagel will likely be confirmed as secretary of defense when congress returns from recess a week from today. >> i don't believe he's qualified but i don't believe that we should hold up his nomination any further because i think it's a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered.
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>> mccain was run of -- was one of 40 to vote last week. mccain says he will not vote for hagel but he believes the vote should go forward. the white house says an immigration proposal developed by president obama is just a backup plan in case congress fails to come up with a plan of its own. over the weekend, the "usa today" published a leaked draft immigration proposal from the white house. it includes a provision for for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country while they wait for permanent, legal status. president obama is spending this presidents' day at a golf resort in florida. the president arrived in palm beach, florida friday night. he will be back in washington later today. yesterday, he played 18 years -- 18 rounds of golf with tiger
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woods. "golf digest" reported that he spent eight hours with tiger's former coach just to get ready. tiger and the president did meet in the past but this was the first time they ever played today. it's presidents' day. all government offices, post offices and banks are closed because of the presidents' day holiday. b.a.r.t. and muni will be on a saturday schedule. a.c. transit and golden gate transit will be on a sunday school. caltrain is son a modified holiday schedule and parking meters in san francisco will still be enforced. 7:49. south san francisco police are looking for the female driver who allegedly hit a 17-year-old girl and then fled the scene. police say the woman hit the girl saturday evening at the intersection of c street and west orange avenue. they say after talking to the girl, the woman drove away. the girl who was in the crosswalk was treated for an ankle injury and released.
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the woman was in a silver four- door car and has white or blonde hair. anyone with information is asked to call police. a 72-year-old woman has died from her injuries after being hit by a muni bus. it happened yesterday avenue in san francisco at lake merced avenue. an initial report said she would survive but she passed away during emergency surgery. the bus driver is undergoing drug and clog testing which are standard procedures for accidents. santa rosa police planning to crackdown on drivers today. the police department will be looking for red light violenters and also -- violaters and also peeking talking on cell phones and they will be looking for those not wearing seat belts. the roads will probably -- will probably be busy. a lot of people are coming back after the long holiday. protests against pipelines.
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hear their protest against president obama. and a travel warning for a famous destination in purr rue -- peru. why officials say the lives of americans could be at risk. g, baby. hmm. let's just share a 20 piece. [ internal ] 20 mcnuggets, for only $4.99? oh, man. she's beautiful smart and sensible. jackpot. [ crewperson ] anything else? [ male announc ] mcdonald's crispy, juicy chicken mcnuggets are now part of the extra value menu. so you get the tastes you love at a price you'll love even more.
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boy, a good day to die hard -- for "die hard." bruce willis' fifth turn as the new york city cop john mcclain took in $35 million despite the fact it had bad reviews. 7:53. the u.s. is warning americans to be careful at one of peru's most famous sites. it draws hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. but the u.s. embassy in lima announced peruvian terrorists may have plans to kidnap
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american tourists. the threat may be connected to a rebel group known as the shining half. peru recently began a crackdown against its cocaine operations. more than a dozen people are dead in indonesia after heavy rains caused a landslide. homes were crushed and mud continues to fill the streets. rescuers are still searches for missing people and thousands have been displaced. the death toll is expected to rise. 7:54. thousands bay area environmentalists pressured president obama to keep the promises he made about climate change. >> client action now! >> yesterday, about 5,000 people in san francisco joined tens of thousands in washington, d.c. in what they called the largest rally ever on the climate change issue. they also protested a plan to carry oil from canada to texas through the keystone excel
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pipeline. the president will decide if that project will move forward. want to check in with sal. is it still very quiet out there? >> yes. i think we deserve it. i don't think it will be quiet tomorrow. i think a lot of people pack five days of work into four days. enjoy your day off. tomorrow you will be back at the grind. look at the been toll plaza. it looks pretty good here as you drive into san francisco at this time. it's almost unheard of at this time. i'm not here on sundays but i managen that's what it -- imagine that's what it would look like at this time on sundays. what a nice-looking picture there. no major problems. if you are driving on the nimitz freeway between hayward and union city, southbound traffic looks good all the way down to fremont. let's go to steve. >> we had a beautiful weekend. higher clouds moving in. partly sunny, mostly cloudy today. cold front on wait. already that breeze has picked
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up as well. we'll be in the 50s for many. temperatures will be much cooler. there's not much to the system. it will bring us a lot of cold air. san francisco cooling down as will much of the coast. that low cloud deck came back. we had an offshore breeze. now we had an onshore. it will be cloudy this afternoon. already partly cloudy skies. you can see the system inching closer. there's not a lot of rain with it but a tub of cold air -- ton of cold air. clouds, cooler today and then a cold rain moves in not a lot. .10, .25. 50s on the temperature, very low 60s. bundle ulup tuesday and wednesday -- bundle up tuesday and wednesday for the rain. major allegations involving an assistant chief with the chp. why he's accused of helping
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hisen is flee the united states to avoid serious charges. >> reporter: and a crash comes to a serious end for the suspect. what police say he did -- say he did to trigger this crash. >> reporter: hundreds of street lights could -- could soon be turned back on. we'll explain when we come back.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell? i'm dave clark. we're be -- i'm tori campbell. i'm dave clark. there was a deadly chase in san jose. police say one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to get away from the police. ktvu's alex savidge in south san jose with what investigators say happened right before that chase started. ail length? >> reporter: well, police say this driver tried to run down a police officer. that's what triggered this high- speed chase with speeds up near 100 miles an hour. it all ended with a crash near up blossom hill road, right near 101. the road has since reopened. traffic is moving in both directions because the crash investigation is now finished. we want to know you what things looked like this morning as the tow truck pulled that crump
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pelled suv out of the ravine, where it came to rest after the accident. the 20-year-old driver, a man was thrown out of the suv and was killed. there were two teenaged girls inside that car with him. neither of them were seriously hurt, though. this pursuit all began about 11:00 last night. it was near capital expressway and towers lane. that's where the suv came speeding toward the officer with the lights out. but the officer managed to jump out of the way and that's what started the pursuit. police say this was a dangerous chase as the driver did whatever could to get away. >> he slammed on his brakes so hard, trying to get the officers hit the rear end of him, and that would set off the air bag. that's a technique that they do. the officers were able to avoid that. we believe this was
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intentional. >> reporter: what's unclear is why that driver drove the suv toward the officer in the first place. investigators will run toxicology tests to try to see if possibly, the driver was impaired. the driver involved in this crash again was killed. two passengers in the suv, a 16- year-old and a 17-year-old girl. according to a lieutenant on scene, one of those girls is a runaway. reported missing by her parents. investigators say they were called to a home in castroville on saturday on a report of suspected child abuse. the suspect, 47-year-old jesus espinoza, was not there and the baby was also missing. there are reports that he may be headed for mexico. if you have any information,
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call the monterey county sheriff's office. an assistant chief with the chp is accused of helping his 20-year-old son, a convicted rapist escape the u.s. back in december, spencer was convicted of raping his neighbor. he was captured in mexico last week and returned to fresno county over the weekend. now his father, assistant chief kyle carber, is facing charges for helping his son get out of the country. his wife and daughter are also facing similar charges. police are searching for suspects after stealing beer at a safeway in mill valley early sunday moring. they took two cases of beer and left in a gold colored van on southbound 101. someone in the van shot at a security guard who went after them. the guard did not get hit but did get the license plate number, 4 dwzy.
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8:02. san jose city leaders just appred a plan that hopefully will make their cities safer. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose to tell us when hundreds of street lights are gonna be turned back on. here along bascom avenue, we counted nine lights were out earlier when it was dark. inside the neighborhood, it was also quite dark. some residents say that's dangerous. but all of that is go in be changing soon. back in 2008, the city of san jose decided to shut off 900 street lights throughout the city because the staff needed to make budget reductions. the city had to choose between traffic signals and sign repairs or darkening streets. the residents were not happy. they were concerned about safety. the city council just approved the budget reare r -- budget report and decided to turn the 900 lights back on. that will begin in march.
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some residents say they have been concerned ever since. >> we catch the bus at camden and hillsdale at 6:20 and i notice a lot of lights are out and i'm in the dark waiting for the bus to come. it was a real concern. >> reporter: they are deciding in march they are gonna turn the street lights back on. are you surprised to hear it? >> great to hear that. >> reporter: in a couple of weeks, 255 street lights will be turned on each month. they will be primarily on arterial streets but there will be some in resident neighborhoods. city officials recommended to do this to ill prove the street appearance and to address public safety concerns. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:04. all of the toll boots on the bridge are open -- booths -- on the bridge are open. lane number 3 was closed while
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a new automated toll system was installed. other toll lanes will be closed a few days at a time so they can finish their work. 8:04. sal, you are watching everything. but you are watching highway 101 as well. we don't have a lot going on. i've been looking around just to make sure that nothing is out of the ordinary. we have a nice-looking commute. this morning we've had a couple of crashes. they've pulled over to the shoulder quickly. we haven't had any slowdowns. as we look at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's been slight -- it's been light. no major problems. looking at the livermore valley, westbound traffic continues to look good for the most part as you drive to castro valley. let's go to steve. >> a very good morning. partly cloudy, a lot of low clouds beginning to move inrand -- to move inland. our beautiful weather is a distant memory. temperatures are gonna get much, much colder. it will give us some rain. it has a lot more cold air with
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it. there's really not a lot. in the five, seven, ten-day outlook. this may be out of the picture. the cold air is in place, already increasing clouds out of the north. it will take a while for everything to get here. .25, .10 for some. clouds, cooler today. partly sunny, partly cloudy and then snow level will be light low. very, very cold air coming in. temperatures in the 50s or 60s. but a lot of 60s inland. 50s closer to the coast. san jose, 63. high of 5 -- 58. santa rosa from 65 to 57. those 70s we had from last week, they are gone. clouds increasing to the north. santa rosa, healdsburg, cloverdale, they are on their day. it will cloud up there. it will be partly to mostly sunny to the south. but the cold air is definitely filtering in. it looks like the low is coming right over the bay area. that will give us cold air and
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the possibility of thunderstorm activity tuesday into wednesday. we'll have a little bit to talk about tomorrow. fog, sun, cooler. that low cloud deck has pushed way inland. 50s on the temperatures or very low 60s. temperatures will take a lot of recover dash recovery. a cold rain, possibility of showers on tuesday. could be another system kind of clipping the coast on thursday. i've seen that before. we'll have to keep an eye on that. a little cooler. warmer but breezy. 8:07. we have breaking news to tell you about. jerry buss has died. the "los angeles times" reporting that he passed away this morning. last week he was hospitalized. we're told he's being treated for cancer. jerry buss helped turn the lakers into one of the most dominant forces. jerry buss was 79 years old. danica patrick made auto racing history with the biggest
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achievement of her four-year nascar career. she's become the first woman to secure the top starting top for the daytona 500. patrick posted a lap of 160 miles an hour during sunday's qualifying session. the daytona 500 airs right here on ktvu this sunday morning at 9:00. golden state warriors fans finally had something to cheer about during the nba all-star game. david lee became the first to play since sprewell. the irwarrior forward was part of the western conference team that beat the east 143-138. we're learning more about how the shutdown of drakes bay could affect the price of oysters. they are making their final legal push to try to stay open. there's fear if they fell.
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oyster prices will shoot up. if their request is turned down again, drakes bay will have to shut down by march 15th. if that happens, the price of oysters are expected to go back up since the farm is responsible for 40% of california's commercial oyster production. the plan to restore the san francisco bay wetlands could get a financial boost. barbara boxer and dianne feinstein, are pushing for the epa to pay for the work. they say the bay is vital to the economy and ecology of northern california. the bay was just added to an international list of eke logically -- ecologically important waterways. and after-hours medical clinic opens today at 5:00 p.m. today. now, it's at an office in the mission plaza shopping center off highway 12 and mission boulevard. the focus of the clinic is treating nonemergency health issues.
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8:09. new information about the fire that stranded a carnival cruise liner triumph and the demand made by congress after the -- hours after the ship was towed to shore. a baby grand piano goes up in flames. why a musician decided to cremate after one city told him to stop the music. ♪
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turning cloudy to mostly cloudy. a little haze around the edges. some rain tomorrow. 8:12. five crew members from the golden gate ferry are now on administrative leave following a collision with a motorboat. on saturday, it collided with a 22-foot boat minutes after leaving sausalito. the coast guard says the boat was traveling fast and two people were sent to the hospital. the crew members of the ferry will have to undergo a drug test. investigators now know where the fire started onboard that triumph. the coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine room. the cruise ship was left without power for five days with 4200 people on board. it may take as long as a year to snow the exact cause of the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says more needs to be done. just hours after the triumph was towed to alabama.
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senator jay rockefeller sent a letter to the coast guard demanding a yick and through -- quick and thorough review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. he says there may be a bigger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vessels. automatic government spending cuts, national security cutbacks and another serious economic problem. we could face those problems if the spending cuts go into effect as scheduled next week. as kyla campbell reports, homeland security says some cuts will affect the operations. >> reporter: homeland security officials say the cuts are mandated by the sequestration scheduled to take effect next friday. homeland security says it would have to cut back on the number of border patrol agents. anybody who is scheduled to fly can expect to wait longer at the airports because the number of tsa workers would be scaled back. there's a natural disaster, an
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earthquake, fema would be short $1 well with -- $1 billion with helping potential victims and 2.1 federal civilian workers around the country could face furloughs and job cuts. this is all because democrats and republicans in washington cannot agree to a long-term spending plan. the gop wants $4 trillion in spending cuts. so far, president obama has offered 3 trillion in cuts. but republicans are against the way he wants to save another trillion dollars. >> because president obama and senate democrats see his sequester as an opportunity to push through another tax increase. >> reporter: congress is on break until next monday. when they get back, they will have four days to come up with a plan to avoid the automatic government spending cuts. live in washington, coy law campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:15. california senator dianne feinstein is trying to win support for her assault weapons band by circulating a list at more than 2200 guns that would
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be exempt. senator feinstein says the purpose of the exempted guns' list is to make clear the bill would not affect hunting or sporting weapons. her bill would ban 157 guns designed for military and law enforcement use and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds. east palo alto police are out there searching for witnesses to a shooting yesterday afternoon. it rapped on -- it happened on runny immediate street. when police -- runnymead street. police say the suspect's car was nearby. no one was inside. no information on the suspect released. journalist laura ling will be appearing and talking about being held captive. she and her colleague were
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released in 2009 after 149 days in jail. they were arrested along the china/north korean border while reporting on human trafficking. they were later pardoned after former clinton traveled to north korea to secure their lee reese -- release. 8:17. the show is over for a local youtube musician. ♪ >> for two weeks. morrow has been playing his piano on a bluff in half moon bay and posting it online. he planned to do this ofry night for a month. but without a permit, the city asked him to response. he decided to officially retire the piano by setting it on fire. >> it's very touching and i think that so many people enjoy this. i feel very proud. ♪ >> his sister says the ceremony was a way to set the piano's soul free. any pieces left over, being made into a sculpture that will be shown in new york and rome. a state lawmaker says the
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state may be pushing too hard to recover money from people who start wildfires. the bee "reports for -- the sacramento" bee "reports they've started to pursue those who start fires. the money has been used to fight those fires and the government wants to double the cost of the civil staff recovery program. a senator says the state should put limits on the attempts to recover that money. firefighters are still working to contain a large fire at a recycling plant. look at these pictures. they are using water and foam to try to get control of the flames. within the past 30 minutes we found out two diesel tinks are filled with calcium nitrate, not ammonia. firefighters say calcium nitrate is not as reactive but is still dangerous. 8:18. bmw is recalling almost 570,000
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of its cars in the u.s. and canada. the problem is with a battery cable connector that can fail and cause the engines to stall. the recall affects three series vehicles from the 2007 through 2011 model years, it includes sedans, wagons, convertibles and coups. others -- and coupes. . one incident has been reason lated to the recalls but -- related to the recalls but no serious injuries. airport officials in denver, trying several things. they are trying to with a problem with rabbits vandalizing car. the rabbits park under warm, newly-parked car and chew on the insulation on the canes. wildlife experts are removing 100 rabbits every month. the airport is building new fences trying to keep the
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rabbits out. they are building new perches to help hawks and eagles prey on the rabbits. car mechanics are spraying car wires with coyote or fox urine which repel the rabbits -- ra people the rabbits. rappel the rabbits. jessica bennett and her adopted son were seated next to this man on a delta flight and investigators say he used a racial slur against her baby when he started to dry and was fussy during the devet and then she said he slapdash dash descent and then she said -- and then she said he slapped the child. >> i couldn't believe that he would say that about a baby or to a baby. and to hit him, i felt like i was in another world. >> huntley has been charged as
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assault. he lost his job at an aerospace companies. huntley's lawyers said he will plead not guilty. speaking of planes, good or bad, airplanes will one day no -- will no longer one day be cell phone-free zones. >> i think it's a great idea. >> others say it's a downside and even potential health effects. the bay area's dry spell may be coming to an end. either steve paulson will tell you when the rain will begin. good morning. san mateo bridge a little bit of fog on the span. traffic looks good as you head out to the peninsula.
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regulators are poised to allow airline passengers to use their cell phones in flight but the upcoming change is causing mixed reaction. some european and middle east airlines already allow cell phone use while flying outside u.s. airspace. onboard equipment prevents navigation problems. here in the u.s., the faa requires you to turn off your cell phone before takeoff but that's expected to change. though expectly when is unclear. >> i think that the pros would be that if there's an emergency somebody can get ahold of somebody. >> i think it would be quite a distraction. we might as well bring smoking
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back. everybody can talk and smoke, a big party here. >> uc berkeley's director says cell phone radiation -- cell phones radiate low power microwaves that could be amply fighted inside a plane. others call this quite small. 8:25. sal's been watching traffic all morning since 4:30, you are still watching the south bay even though it's been a light morning so far. we watch everywhere, dave, as you know. not a lot going on. there's been some crashes. let's start with 280 northbound as you drive through. you can see the traffic is moving along pretty well, northbound on 280 getting up to highway 17. the morning commute looks good on 880 northbound and southbound as you drive past the coliseum. we've been looking at the east shore freeway. it's been a nice drive. everything will change tomorrow. for nimitz freeway, the same
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thing goes. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. a system is moving in tomorrow. that will give us rain. it's not rereally a rain story. it has really cold air coming in tuesday night into wednesday morning. some of the low clouds being pushed in hey long the coast. a cooler pattern in place. we had 60s and 70s. a nice weekend. pickup things are changing. doesn't look like much of a system. it will enchance late tonight into tomorrow. 30s and 40s on the temperatures to 50. oakland, 50 degrees. temperatures not really going anywhere, any colder yet but they will. the system coming in tomorrow will give us cold air and some rain. today mainly in the 50s. partly to mostly cloudy. partly sunny a little bit. i think we have a lot more clouds later on. cold rain comes in tuesday into wednesday. then it is out of here. could be a system clipping the coast. kind of cool and breezy with slow warming, dave. 8:27. olympic track star oscar pistorius getting ready to go to court to defend himself
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against charges of murder. coming up, we'll go live to south africa. we'll hear new details emerging about claims he killed his girlfriend. >> reporter: we're live in treasure island for a memorial who died in an apartment fire continues to grow. we'll tell you why the family is asking for the public's help this morning. 4.15 to 4.53 a gallon for gas. we'll tell you what's fueling the high gas prices and why it could even higher by the end of the month. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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only at safeway. ingredients for life. welcome back. family members and friends on treasure high will -- island
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are still mourning the death of a 10-year-old girl. she died at an early-morning fire at her family's apartment. brian flores is at the scene with more on what the family is asking from the public. brian? >> reporter: dave, good morning. yeah. such a tragedy for this family as well as the community that lives around here. behind me is the memorial in front of the apartment complex on mariner drive. it continues to grow. but this morning investigators and family members are just left searching for answers as to how this happened. now, the 10-year-old, she died while trying toes cape the burning complex. five members of her family were able to escape but unfortunately, the little girl could not. firefighters tried to rescue her but couldn't reach her because the second floor had collapsed. this morning, this memorial for this little girl, a fourth grader at john muir elementary school in the city continues to grow. the family this morning is left distraught. >> i got all of the kids -- i thought i got all of the kids out.
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i didn't know she was the only one left upstairs. as a parent, i feel bad. they wouldn't let me back in. >> how about we not think about what happened? how about we not blame anybody? how about we be grateful and thankful? ♪ >> reporter: dozens of people attended vigils over the weekend, leaving candles, tedby bears, even written messages. cornelius' teachers came to the vigil. they say she was bright and loved to read and write. she won a lot of academic awards and she had ten surviving siblings. there's stress in trying to -- trying to plan the funeral. they are trying to plan something here with, the community, with catholic charities. as soon as we get that information, we'll pass it hey long. we also understand that the family is staying at temporary, nearby housing and they are very distraught on what
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happened. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. oakland police are investigating two weekend homicides. police say a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death following an argument on saturday. it happened at an apartment on east 11th street. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. in a separate incident, another man was shot and killed on 8th street in west oakland around 5:00 on saturday evening. so far no word of a motive and no arrests have been made. sacramento county sheriff deputies say a robbery attempt that ended with the robber being shot could turn out to be a case of justifiable homicide. a worker at the folsom boulevard store in sacramento says the robber walked in and he could see the man had a handgun. the suspect walked toward the back office of the store where a second worker was. that worker shot and killed the robber. investigators say both workers were cooperative when questioned. >> he may have been looking for cash or looking for phones or rather electronic equipment. he clearly chose the wrong
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business to target for a robbery. >> no one else was in the store. deputies are trying to find out if there's a surveillance video of what happened. the same store was robbed last october. investigators say that may be why the store employees were robbed. new this morning, caltrans reportedly is about to spend $9 million to encourage more people to ride trains. the san francisco chronicle says caltrans will spend the money on a three-year ad campaign to boost ridership on three amtrak lins in california. one of them is the capital corridor which runs between san jose and auburn in placer county. record gasoline prices have drivers stunned this morning. prices here in the bay area have hit their highest point for this time of the year. ever. tara moriarty says the numbers are about to did up higher. >> reporter: that's right. industry analysts expect that the price at the pump nationwide will be over $4 a
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gallon. guess what that means in california. it could top $4.50 by the end of the month. that's bad news. if you look at the board here we're already at 4.15 at this station. experts say the higher prices at pump are a reflection from everything in rising crude oil prices to production cuts and prices have risen 9 cents a gallon over the past week in the bay area. we spoke to one man who commutes from richmond to san mateo every work day and is already feeling the pinch. >> work hard to pay for higher gas prices. doesn't really seem fair, but, hey, can't really blame anybody. everybody has to travel. >> it's ridiculous. you know, i mean, when is it gonna stop. >> reporter: the national average for a gallon of gas stands at $3.73. san francisco checks in at 4.13. oakland, 4.06. san jose, 4.08 right now.
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california has higher gas prices in general because we use a different kind of gas that burns cleaner and brace yourself, congress is being urged to pass the gas tax in order to pay for thermometer's -- president obama's proposed $50 billion in improvements to roads and bridges. if they are this high right now, what does that mean come summer? we're live in emeryville, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. something else for us to look forward to. let's check in with sal. not a bad drive for drivers. less idling and less fuel. >> that's it, tori and dave. i'm not going anywhere. coming to work. that's it. not gonna waste any more gas. probably won't work. you are absolutely right, tori. all kidding aside, your gas mileage really sufferers when you are idling in slow traffic. people have adjusted their commutes according toly. we see more -- accordingly.
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we see more of that. let's take a look at the toll plaza westbound. it's light. so today, enjoy it because tomorrow, not gonna be this way at this time. i'm also guaranteeing that. this is a look at the hayward to union city to fremont commute. that commute looks good. tomorrow's weather -- today's weather, hello steve. >> hello, sal. >> how are you? >> doing great. you? >> very good. thank you, sir. we have some low clouds around. higher clouds. it will be cooler and then tomorrow will be colder. weak system coming in. we're running out of time. i was look acat the ten, 15-day outlooks. nothing -- looking at the ten, 15-day outlooks. nothing coming up. a lot of cold air is coming in. we had a little tease there with the nice weather. but this system will give us increasing low clouds and then liar clouds later on coming right out of the gulf of alaska. so clouds, cooler today, partly sunny, partly cloudy.
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i think we go mostly cloudy by this afternoon. and then tomorrow, it will be a cold rain. no doubt about it. but .25, .50. i've seen protection -- i've seen projections out five days. not much more than that. 60s or 50s yesterday. all 50s today. 54 san francisco, san jose, dropping from sunday's 64 to 58. santa cruz from 64 to 56. 40s or 30s on the temperatures. there's a lot of 40s. even 51 at the oakland airport. wind is picking up. some of the higher elevations. clouds are beginning to increase in lake county, healdsburg, up to cloverdale, it will turn cloudy. cooling begins after a beautiful sunday. cooler today and then colder tuesday into wednesday. a gradual recover i into the end of the weekend. fog, low clouds, some higher clouds as well. getting that breeze up to about 20, 25. some of the higher elevations is definitely ushering in a cooler air mass.
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different wind direction. 6s for a few. a lot of 50s here. possibility of thundershowers into wednesday. a little system could clip the system. another system late saturday. it looks like it stays north. partly cloudy, cool, breezy. new controversy surrounding the royal baby-to be. it comes after an australian magazine decided to publish photographs of kate middlen to in a bikini. they ignored the requests from the royal family and published those photographs which were taken during a family vacation in the caribbean. >> invasive. >> she still looks good. i don't know what's wrong with it. >> the magazine reportedly paid $155,000 to publish the photographs. julian assange says he's
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planning to run for senate street in australia as a way to avoid prosecution in the u.s. and been. these living in lon do you done. that's where he -- london. that's where he was granted asylum. he says if he became a senator, the united states and britain would leave him alone because of diplomacy. he is accused of leaking hundreds and thousands of documents of classified documents -- thousands of classified documents. the post office is going to stop delivering mail on saturday but that's not stopping plans for a $2.2 million conference in the bay area. >> reporter: and a driver on the run from san jose police overnight. crashes -- overnight crashes into a ravine and then dies.
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why police were chasing them in the first plate.
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south african track star oscar pistorius is set to return to court tomorrow days after being charged with
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murder. here's mere. >> reporter: we're hearing new information, new bits of puzzle emerging as to what happened that morning. what we're hearing from an official close to the investigation is that it's -- is that reeva steevkamp, was planning to spend the night at her home. she had her overnight bag there as well as her ipad. we know according to this official that she was shot four times through a closed bathroom door. we also know from this official that oscar pistorius picked her up and carried her down the stairs in his house. she was still alive.
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most people think he bashed down the bathroom door. that's how he managed to get ahold of her to carry her down the stairs. we still don't have a definite time line on what exactly happened. crucial question is why. >> robin -- >> reporter: there was a mixed reaction. some people said this is the ultimate tribute to her. she was -- she was a contestant in sort of a beach adventure reality show. she was in a bikini, talking to the camera. she was saying how much she loved everything. there was also this pointant goodbye where she sort of blew a kiss to the people that she -- poignant goodbye where she sort of blew a kiss to the
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people goodbye, a rather eerie, strange, farewell. there's some talk. was her family consulted? why did the -- why did the producers still air the show. this is a nine-week show. i think many people would be ton -- would be tuning in when they probably wouldn't have. many feel this is in extraordinarily poor taste. >> all right. thank you, robin. 8:45. there's word this morning, the u.s. postal service is spedding millions of dollars for a conference here in san francisco next month. ktvu's pam cook is in hour newsroom now with the reason the delivery of this news is being hit with controversy. pam? >> reporter: it's only been two weeks since the u.s. postal service announced that it's ending saturday delivery by the end of march to save much- needed money. that decision is still being
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debated in washington, d.c. lawmakers say it needs congressional approval. but ending saturday mail delivery would save the postal service an estimated $2 billion a year. the agency reportedly lost nearly $16 billion in the fiscal year. despite the struggling agency's finances, our washington, d.c. bureau confirmed -- has confirmed that the white house is spending $2 million to send someone here at the moscone center. hotels are listed as more than $250 a night on the internet. the u.s. postal service, the ayen sip says as its last conference, last year in florida -- agency says at its
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last conference last year in florida yieldled $72,000 in revenue. back to dave. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. we just found out let than 30 minutes ago that jerry buss, dr. jerry buss, the owner of the los angeles lakers has died. he died in los angeles. he had been suffering from cancer. jerry buss bought the lakers back in 1979. since then, the lakers won ten nba championships. dr. jerry buss was 79 years old. investigators in arkansas believe that country singer mindy mccready took her own life. she was found yesterday on the porch of her home. she had suffered a gunshot wound to her head. mccready suffered for years with alcohol and drugs and recently suffered the apparent suicided of her boyfriend. police in san jose say one person was killed after crashing a stolen car trying to get away from the police.
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alex savidge has been on this story. he's back now with an update on what happened out there. >> reporter: this dangerous high-speed chase. the investigation has wrapped up since. traffic is moving again in both directions. i did here back from a spokesperson. they said there's no identity to release on the 20-year-old driver killed in this accident overnight. a tow truck pulled the smash suv out of the ravine where it came to rest. there were also two teenaged girls in the car. neither of them, though, were seriously hurt. the pursuit began just about 11:00 last night near capital expressway and towers lane. that's where a lieutenant said the driver of this suv tried to hit a san jose police officer who was involved in an unrelated traffic stop on the side of the road. the suv drove toward the officer with the lights out. >> as it got closer, he shined
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his flashlight on and noticed the driver the vehicle was making eye contact with them. he knew the person was driving the vehicle towards him. he jumped up on the hood of the car. that suspect vehicle continued on on capital expressway. >> reporter: this pursuit reached speeds of 100 miles an hour on and off the freeway. police say the driver at several points tried to hit officers before he eventually lost control and crashed. investigators will now be running toxicology tests on that driver trying to figure out if he was impaired and again get a better -- get a better sense of why he targeted the officer in the first place. there were two passengers inside this suv who survived this crash overnight. a 16-year-old girl and a 17- year-old girl and the lieutenant on scene told me that one of the girls is actually a runaway who had previously been reported missing by her parents. live in san jose, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:49. a crash in oakland c.ing a --
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involving a sheriff's deputy left a pile of wrecked cars. the alameda county sheriff's office says a deputy and sergeant were pursuing a car that failed to stop for them about 9:30 last night. a witness says the sheriff's suv crashed after searching to avoid him on 35th street near deering street. >> as he hydroplaned, he lost control and couldn't maneuver to avoid the car in front of him. the witness says the sheriff avenue suv clipped the car, and pushed the vehicle on on of another car. the deputy and sergeant were taken to the hospital. neither appeared to surf serious injuries. the suspect was arrested. a warning for students at uc santa cruz. police say a woman visiting the campus was adulted -- was assaulted and raped yesterday afternoon. the suspect described as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40. he has green eyes, dark harrell with -- dark hair with a mustache and goatee. police say he has a tattoo on his upper right shoulder and he
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smelled like cigarettes. if you have any information call campus police. the suspected killer of a suisun city teenager is due in court later this week. anthony lamar jones is charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of 13-year-old janelle conway ail en. the teenager -- alan. the tager was found dead and jones is due -- jones is scheduled to be in court this week. he's being held without bail right now. scientists are busy examping what's left of meet or rights of -- meteorites. scientists say the bigger fragment may still be at the bottom of the lake. since a bottom -- since a big bock has not been found yet. some people are skeptical. one russian poll sigs believes a u.s. weapon caused that
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fireball. the space agency says it's a meteor. the resulting sonic boom damaged 4,000 buildings and 1200 people were hurt. europe's horse meet scandal is -- horse meat scandal is recalling scandals to revamp the system. the current system depends too much on paperwork, the secretary in britain says. they are looking at claims that horse meat basil legally entering the -- meet was illegally entering the food chain. your treats and on -- your tweets on your resume may not be what lands your next job. two marketing companies are connecting so-called twitter. they are ditching the resume and the conventional job process for tweets. one employer in milwaukee says he has no regrets after hiring a social media coordinator based on 40 public tweets with
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no in-person interview at all. one marketing manager says the web serves as a resume and social networks are mass references. 8:52. coogle is -- google is looking at a controversial way to put illegal site the out of business. they are talking with master card, visa and pay pal about cutting funds to the sites. google is in a long fight over how it deals with pirated books, and movies. they want to shut down the sites dedicated to offering those materials instead of changing their own results. a tax watchdog group says facebook earned nearly a billion dollars in profits last year. they also said they will not owe federal or state taxes on that. they said that's because of the deduction for share options and stocks. the facebook may get a $429
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million refund. 8:53. controversy for cal's head basketball coach. what happened last night after the heated exchange with the star player. good morning. 237, the traffic there looks very good. we'll tell you more -- we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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cal basketball coach mike montgomery is now offering any apologies for a controversial moment on the court.
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montgomery appeared to push star guard allen crab during a time-out in last night's game against the ucs trojans. the coach reportedly felt that crab was not giving his all on the basketball court. it's hard to say how much the heated exchange affected the game but the bears won 76-58. i know a certain cal bear fan is probably happy about that. >> you mean the initial sal castanedo. i shouldn't comment. [laughter] >> let's take a look at the commute now. the traffic is actually doing pretty well if you are driving on westbound bay bridge. it is very nice on this holiday. it's not gonna be this way tomorrow. take advantage. don't drive too fast. we're looking at san francisco, northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. that traffic is looking very nice on the way to downtown. san mateo and dumbarton bridge. san francisco is looking at fog there. let's go to steve. a lot of 50s. a systempp

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